Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I've been in Texas visiting family. And one thing I can always count on is comfort food. Not necessarily comfort food by traditional terms. But food that feels comforting and familiar because my Mom makes it. And Vanishing Oatmeal Raising Cookies are no exception! Sorry these aren't on handy note cards this time, it's been a long day. Wish I had a batch of these cookies to eat in bed as I watch a movie! :)

*secret: these are from the recipe on the Quaker Oat box lid! ;)

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until
creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking
soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.
2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on
cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly

Servings: ABOUT 4 DOZEN

Stir in 1 cup chopped nuts. Substitute 1 cup semisweet
chocolate chips or candy-coated chocolate pieces for raisins; omit
Substitute 1 cup diced dried mixed fruit.

HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups and bake as

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